Washington Post Publishes Mooney Reply to Will

The Washington Post published Chris Mooney’s reply to George Will’s recent climate columns. I’ll cherrypick my favorite bit, but encourage you to read the whole thing:

Consider a few of Will’s claims from his Feb. 15 column, “Dark Green Doomsayers”: In a long paragraph quoting press sources from the 1970s, Will suggested that widespread scientific agreement existed at the time that the world faced potentially catastrophic cooling. Today, most climate scientists and climate journalists consider this a timeworn myth. Just last year, the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society published a peer-reviewed study examining media coverage at the time and the contemporary scientific literature. While some media accounts did hype a cooling scare, others suggested more reasons to be concerned about warming. As for the published science? Reviewing studies between 1965 and 1979, the authors found that “emphasis on greenhouse warming dominated the scientific literature even then.”

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  1. Did you note that (a) they also published, on the facing page, a very long letter from the head of the WMO re Will’s deception about no warming since 1998 and (b), should note, Post Saturday reach is about half of Sunday reach … and do not think that Mooney’s piece is being distributed by the Washington Post Writers’ Group to all the papers that carried Will’s two pieces.

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